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It is done! [Nov. 8th, 2003|06:26 pm]
The Love Bug
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I took my bike in to Stows to be serviced today, it needed a general going-over and two new innertubes. I also bought a set of lights for it, and a cycle computer that I bought from Marks & Spencer.

Anyway, I cycled home from Slough High Street (approx 1.9miles/3km - according to the RAC), and I am totally knackered. My legs are like jelly! LOL

But, despite the fact that I can't breathe nor walk at the moment, I'm in high spirits because I know that I'm going to keep doing this. Tomorrow, for example, Caroline is going to stay in and do yoga, and I'm going to cycle somewhere with my camera. I've got to be careful though, not to burn out with the (unaccustomed) exercise, and cycle in small steps - gradually increasing in distance over time.

I'll report back tomorrow, after my ride! :o)
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[User Picture]From: fry1138
2003-11-08 10:40 am (UTC)

Keep it up.

I remember when i first started riding again after a few years.....i did about 3 miles on a hot day and seriosly thought i was gonna colapse at the top of a hill my heart was beating out of my chest!
Now i can do 30 miles easily its all just getting used to it again and slowly increasing your distances as you said, not that im a pro or anything i just love riding around the local countryside and getting the exersice.
Its definatly the best way to discover more about the area you live in, i know the local roads and villages better than my parents now.
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[User Picture]From: brainlag
2003-11-08 12:29 pm (UTC)
are LED lights legal to use as the sole illumination on a bike yet? Last time I read MBUK (around 3 years ago i think) it was still illegal to ride without a pair of lights using normal bulbs...

My preferred setup - given i don't give a shit about the law ;) - was a high-powered light at the front (LEDs are useless when you need to see the road 10yds ahead) and an LED lamp behind. Constant while in traffic and rapidly flashing when there's little streetlighting and cars go ~40mph faster than you.

Choice of batteries was easy - NiMH - Lightweight and very powerful if you pay enough for them.
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